“THE GOLDBERGS” (Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie-obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) faces the challenges of college life, while middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) is trying to have the most epic senior year now that his girlfriend, Lainey, has left for college. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages. This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.
“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (“Good Luck Chuck”) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”) as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal (“Just Shoot Me”) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Murray Goldberg.
Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Lew Schneider, Chris Bishop, David Guarascio and Andrew Secunda are executive producers. “The Goldbergs” is produced by Happy Madison and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
ADAM F. GOLDBERG, creator, executive producer
Working in both film and television, Adam F. Goldberg’s screenplay credits include “Fanboys,” “The Jetsons,” “Aliens in the Attic,” “The Muppet Wizard of Oz,” “Revenge of the Nerds,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and the upcoming movies “Flat Stanley,” “The Berenstain Bears” and “Atlantis 3D.” He also created the TV series “Breaking In” and co-created the animated hybrid “Imaginary Mary,” as well as wrote on such shows as “Community,” “Still Standing” and the Goldbergs spin-off “Schooled.”
A New York University graduate, Goldberg lives in Los Angeles.
DOUG ROBINSON, executive producer
Doug Robinson spent 12 years at CAA before joining The Endeavor agency, now WME, as a partner, where he co-founded the talent division and worked with such clients as Will Smith, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher, to name a few.
In 2002, Robinson left the agency world to start up Happy Madison’s television department, where he was an executive producer on such shows as “Rules of Engagement,” starring David Spade and Patrick Warburton; the single-camera action comedy “Breaking In,” starring Christian Slater and Bret Harrison; the animated hybrid “Imaginary Mary,” starring Jenna Elfman; and the sketch show “Pretend Time,” with Nick Swardson.
This year he started his own company DR Productions.
ALEX BARNOW, executive producer
Alex Barnow has worked on multiple television shows, including “Family Guy,” “Out of Practice,” “‘Til Death,” and “Rules of Engagement.” He also co-created the series “Mr. Sunshine,” starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Barnow lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
MARC FIREK, executive producer
Marc Firek has written on multiple shows including “Family Guy,” “Out of Practice,” “Til Death” and “Rules of Engagement,” as well as co-created “Mr. Sunshine,” starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney. He wrote and co-created the Goldbergs spin-off, “Schooled.”
A graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Marc lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
LEW SCHNEIDER, executive producer
Lew Schneider has written for a number of television shows, including “American Dad,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Men of a Certain Age” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
In addition to producing “The Goldbergs,” he directs many of the episodes.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he and his wife live in Los Angeles and occasionally get together with their three (mostly) grown children.
CHRIS BISHOP, executive producer
Working in film, Chris Bishop has written numerous studio features, including “Night of the Living Dorks” and “Ninjas vs. Samurai.” His movie “Jeff the Immortal” was on the prestigious Blacklist for Best Unproduced Screenplays. In television, he has worked on several shows, including “The Drew Carey Show,” “Still Standing” and “Breaking In.”
A Texas A&M graduate, Bishop lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
DAVID GUARASCIO, executive producer
David Guarascio has been a writer and executive producer on multiple series, including “Community,” “Marry Me” and “Just Shoot Me.” He co-created “Aliens in America,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Happy Family.”
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, David lives in Los Angeles.
ANDREW SECUNDA, executive producer
Andrew Secunda created the TV series “Love, Inc.” starring Busy Phillips. He worked at “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and has been a performing fixture on the Upright Citizens Brigade’s top improv teams for more than a decade. He also wrote and directed premium web series for IGN (“Game Shop”) and Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital”.
An Ithaca College graduate, Secunda lives in Los Angeles.
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